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StraightBoston
03-14-2009, 10:20
Seeing funknik's BHC haul and the recent thread about BTAC sent me to the bunker for an inventory:

15 fifths/750 mls (if you count UD and BT bottlings of S-W juice.)
20 more minis (1/10 pint and 50ml)

funknik
03-14-2009, 14:02
I have a VSOF & WLW SR 200ml open & 8 VSOFs bunkered -- always looking for more, though.

ggilbertva
03-14-2009, 15:02
My SW range in bottling from:

Old Fitz BIB
Old Fitz Prime
Cabin Still
Weller Cent.
Pappy 20/23
ORVW 15/107

About 37 liters total.

MissingKY
03-15-2009, 16:01
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 liters, I think. I've got seven different brands/bottlings, but most of the volume is 1991-ish Old Fitz BIB. As Mr. Burns would say, though, I'd trade it all for a little more.

wwilson
03-16-2009, 11:29
I have none...would like to find some though, reckon I'll be heading out of my control state soon to do some searching...

Billy

TBoner
03-16-2009, 18:03
About 15 liters less than I did 3 months ago...

Regards,
Tim

SBOmarc
03-16-2009, 18:06
Not nearly enough.

Pappy 20 and 23, one of each.

fishnbowljoe
03-16-2009, 19:34
9 Weller Centennials 750's, two VSOF BHC 750's, one Weller Centennial 50 mil, and one VSOF BHC 50 mil. Joe

Stones
03-16-2009, 19:58
2 x PVW 20 & 1 x PVW 23 in the bunker.
Would love to get my hands on a Weller Centennial though, as does every other devoted member here who hasn't got one yet... :smiley_acbt:

chefnash51
03-17-2009, 05:58
1 PVW 20 and 1L of Old Fitz PRIME 80 proof

Squash
03-18-2009, 07:54
A liquor store near me has two, one-liter bottles of Old Fitzgerald Prime Bourbon, 86 proof. They say distilled and bottled in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. On the bottom of the bottle is the number 42.

Is this SW juice, and are they worth getting for $16?

scratchline
03-18-2009, 16:11
At 16 bucks, buy it, try it, if you like it, get the others. Try to forget that it might be SW whiskey. Sounds like it might be.

At 86 proof and 16 bucks that would be my recommendation regardless of the label.

-Mike

ggilbertva
03-18-2009, 16:50
A liquor store near me has two, one-liter bottles of Old Fitzgerald Prime Bourbon, 86 proof. They say distilled and bottled in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. On the bottom of the bottle is the number 42.

Is this SW juice, and are they worth getting for $16?

Do the bottles have a UPC and Gov't warning? What is the UPC if it has one?

craigthom
03-19-2009, 19:14
I've just got two 750ml bottles of 1849 and a 1.75l of Rebel Yell. The Rebel Yell isn't very good. The 1849 is peachy. Or, rather, cherry.

Squash
03-19-2009, 19:44
"Do the bottles have a UPC and Gov't warning? What is the UPC if it has one?"

It has a government warning, and the UPC is 8850822440. The bottom of the bottle says 95. Before, I only had what info the store attendant would give me.

ggilbertva
03-20-2009, 18:27
"Do the bottles have a UPC and Gov't warning? What is the UPC if it has one?"

It has a government warning, and the UPC is 8850822440. The bottom of the bottle says 95. Before, I only had what info the store attendant would give me.

Ok, so those are SW bourbon for sure. If '95 is correct, then the distillation would have been at least '91 if not older. The UPC of 88508 is the UPC that UD used before the SW plant closed in '92.

StraightBoston
03-20-2009, 19:30
I agree with Greg -- it's S-W juice. The catch is that Old Fitz Prime is arguably a "lesser" expression, but at that price I'd grab it in a heartbeat!

MissingKY
03-20-2009, 20:38
I've got a few 375s of exactly what you're describing. It's not mind-blowing, but it's a very nice bourbon that gives you a bit of that S-W taste at a reasonable price. It's noticeably better than the Cabin Still/Rebel Yell bottlings from the early-mid 90's that I've tried.

squire
03-21-2009, 21:09
Used to keep a couple cases around, I particularly liked the green label Bond and that was no longer available moved to the 1849. Somewhere between the 2nd and 3rd wives switched back to rye based mash bills and haven't purchased any SW expressions in several years now.

jburlowski
03-29-2009, 09:18
Only a few (sigh)

CygnusX-1
04-05-2009, 14:54
0 :cry: This needs to change.

squire
04-05-2009, 22:59
Don't have open nary a bottle of the old good stuff. Do recall my Dad getting irritated when the VVV Old Fitzgerald got up to $12.00 a fifth.

theDon
04-08-2009, 14:33
About 26 total:

9 - 1979 OW 107
4 - Weller Cent
6 - Weller 12 (old label)
1 - Old Fitz BIB (Thanks Greg)
1 - Rebel Yell (Old label)
3 - Early 90's OW 107
2 - Old Fitz Prime UD 1.75's

The Rebel Yell has been vatted with one of the 90's OW 107 - very tasty.

I'm going to pick up a couple of 1998 liters of OW 107 that a store is holding for me when I get paid.

tommyboy38
06-17-2009, 07:40
Maybe 25 bottles...I've never counted., But it's about 25 more bottles tha I had before I was bitten by the hunting bug.

In reference to:

A liquor store near me has two, one-liter bottles of Old Fitzgerald Prime Bourbon, 86 proof. They say distilled and bottled in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. On the bottom of the bottle is the number 42.

It has a government warning, and the UPC is 8850822440. The bottom of the bottle says 95. Before, I only had what info the store attendant would give me.

I would have guessed a 1995 OF Prime was 80 proof. Anyone know when they made the switch from 86 to 80?

cowdery
06-17-2009, 09:23
Proof cuts tend to coincide with increases in the Federal Excise Tax (FET). Since the FET is based on alcohol content, cutting the proof allows the producer to absorb the tax increase without raising the price. The last two FET increases were in 1985 (to $12.50) and 1991 (to $13.50). Although I don't know when OF Prime went from 86 to 80, I agree that it probably was earlier than 1995.

Vange
06-17-2009, 12:05
12 x Pappy 20
4 x Pappy 23 (is the 1st ed Pappy 23 SW whisky? I dont think so)
2 x ORVW 15 L'Burg
1 x WL Weller 19 year
1 x Lot B (I am assuming SW since I got it awhile ago)
1 x Willet 27 year barrelproof
21 total

gothbat
06-17-2009, 13:18
I don't know when it went down to 80 and replaced the 86 either but my guess is that maybe they were offering it alongside the 86 for a while because I have a decanter from 1977 that is filled with 80 proof OF Prime. I guess maybe this one could have been done special for the decanter though, every now and then I do see seemingly random variations under the OF name. (ie. VVOF @ 14 years and 19 years, Old Fitz 101, etc...)

B3Nut
06-19-2009, 19:07
Just 3....a handle of Old Fitz BIB in the cupboard and two more in the bunker. I wish they'd save that still. :(

tommyboy38
09-02-2009, 07:41
Just picked up a few Monday but it's never enough.

IronHead
09-02-2009, 12:07
1 Old Fitz BIB Monticello Decanter from 1968
1 W.L. Weller SR From the late 80's
1 PVW 23
1 PVW 20

I would count my 7 bottles of Jefferson PS but due to a thread in another section of the board I don't know if I am allowed. :grin:

smokinjoe
09-02-2009, 12:44
1 Old Fitz BIB Monticello Decanter from 1968
1 W.L. Weller SR From the late 80's
1 PVW 23
1 PVW 20

I would count my 7 bottles of Jefferson PS but due to a thread in another section of the board I don't know if I am allowed. :grin:

I was just fixin' to fix that! :D

CygnusX-1
09-02-2009, 13:25
I now own 1, yes just 1 but its a goodie; Pappy 23

bigtoys
09-02-2009, 22:14
Just got the new Malt Advocate and there's an ad for Jefferson's Presidential Select from the last year of S-W. Has anyone had it yet???

a little off topic, but I figured it's a good place to ask. There will probably be bottles of this in my future.

I've got a couple of Pappy 23's and hopefully some of my Pappy 20 and Lot B is SW.

jburlowski
09-03-2009, 04:28
Just got the new Malt Advocate and there's an ad for Jefferson's Presidential Select from the last year of S-W. Has anyone had it yet???

a little off topic, but I figured it's a good place to ask. There will probably be bottles of this in my future.

I've got a couple of Pappy 23's and hopefully some of my Pappy 20 and Lot B is SW.

Check here (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12746) and here (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12484).

ErichPryde
09-03-2009, 11:12
I've got a couple of Pappy 23's and hopefully some of my Pappy 20 and Lot B is SW.

Wouldn't the Pappy 20 almost have to be Stitzel-Weller? even if it was just bottled yesterday that would mean it was barreled in 1989, which was before the distillery shut its doors and emptied its ricks. Or, did Buffalo Trace already have wheat recipe bourbon at that point?

DowntownD
09-09-2009, 00:07
Wouldn't the Pappy 20 almost have to be Stitzel-Weller? even if it was just bottled yesterday that would mean it was barreled in 1989, which was before the distillery shut its doors and emptied its ricks. Or, did Buffalo Trace already have wheat recipe bourbon at that point?

The current Pappy 20 is definitely SW, and according to Julian recently there's maybe three years worth of it left...